Architecture

Chambord Castle

The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age. After a chequered history, this region reached its heyday in the Renaissance, when Tours rose to become a royal secondary residence and the Valois (a collateral line...

Gripsholm Castle

Around 1380, the Swedish Imperial Councillor and landowner Bo Jonsson, a member of the Grip family, who had acquired a number of estates in the Mariefred area, decided to build a castle here (strategically located on a small island).   During the following 150...

Ponte Vecchio di Dolceacqua

At the westernmost tip of Liguria, barely ten kilometres from the coast of the Ligurian Sea, in the middle of the green Nervia Valley, lies the idyllic little town of Dolceaqua with its population of just over 2,000. If you approach the settlement on the Strada...

Augustus Fountain in Augsburg

The first of Augsburg's magnificent fountains, the Augustusbrunnen, was built between 1588 and 1594.   It was modelled by Hubert Gerhard (ca. 1540-1620) and finally cast in bronze by the city foundryman Peter Wagner († ca. 1595). The central, 250-centimetre-high...
Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle

Around 1380, the Swedish Imperial Councillor and landowner Bo Jonsson, a member of the Grip family, who had acquired a...

Ponte Vecchio di Dolceacqua

Ponte Vecchio di Dolceacqua

At the westernmost tip of Liguria, barely ten kilometres from the coast of the Ligurian Sea, in the middle of the...

The Biskaya Bridge

The Biskaya Bridge

In the northern Spanish province of Bizkaia, more precisely above the river that separates the municipality of...

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Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Venice, La Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, city of masks and love. Venice, today for many only the city of the...

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English Garden

English Garden

"England's pre- or pre-Romanticism begins in the middle of the 18th century and is predominantly literary and related...

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Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

In order to present the British products in direct comparison with their international competitors and to show the...

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Gloriette Vienna

Gloriette Vienna

The word "Gloriette" refers to a building in a garden that is located on an elevated site. The largest and most famous...

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